Banco de Oro (BDO) posted on its facebook page to alert clients of the “verify account’ scam on email.
The country’s largest bank posted a screenshot of the email with the caption:
“Be smarter than a scammer. BDO will NEVER ask you to verify your account. DO NOT click links or give login details and your OTP to fake BDO employees asking to ‘verify’ your account.”
Phishing Prevention Tips
Fraud comes in various forms.
One of the methods fraudsters have been using is called phishing.
Phishing is a practice of sending emails or text messages that appears legitimate but actually contains links to a fake website requesting personal information such as passwords, card numbers and other account details.
Once these details are stolen, the fraudster can now access to your account and is free to transfer money to his/her account.
Outsmart fraudsters with these tips:
1.Do not hesitate to call your branch and inform them about the incident.
In this way, the company can immediately warn other clients about the scam.
2.Never give confidential information such as complete name, passwords and other account details.
3.Never change passwords, user names and other account details through an email sent especially from a suspicious sender.
4.DO NOT click website links in suspicious emails.
The links will redirect you to a different website that looks legit.
5. Look for the ”s” in ”https”.
The ”s” stands for secure and will show a little lock icon next to it.
The ”https” means that the information provided will be encrypted.
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